Do you drop off your little ones to daycare each day you go to work? Parents
over depend on daycare centers to provide a safe, secure, and supervised
space while they are away. Caretakers and daycare staff members need to
take their responsibility seriously and never act negligently when looking
after children placed under their temporary care. Otherwise, a variety
of unexpected dangers can arise, each one a potential hazard that might
hurt an innocent child.
A daycare center can become a dangerous space when:
- There are not enough staff members to adequately keep an eye on all the
children at the center.
- Staff members are not trained in basic care, medication administration,
first aid, and emergency procedures, including child CPR.
- Poisonous or toxic materials are not kept clear out of reach from children.
- Defective toys, products, and equipment are provided to the children.
- Sick-care policy does not adequately quarantine ill children.
- Food fed to children is improperly prepared, handled, or stored.
- Bullying is not prevented through supervision.
Taking Legal Action If Your Child is Injured at Daycare
What are you supposed to do if your
child is hurt while attending daycare? In most circumstances, the daycare facility will try to put the blame
on the child, or make broad statements like, “Kids play rough.”
This is not acceptable. You paid for a childcare service with the expectation
that your child would be kept free from harm due to being in a safe, controlled
environment. When a kid is hurt in daycare, the liability should fall
entirely upon the daycare company.
You deserve compensation that helps pay for medical costs, provides noneconomic
damages for your child’s undue pain and suffering, and may even
include punitive damages to penalize the daycare center for its negligence.
At Roman & Gaynor, our Clearwater child injury attorneys are adamant
about protecting the rights and well-being of children and their parents.
Led by two Florida Bar board-certified civil trial lawyers, we have the
experience, insight, and tenacity needed to drive your case towards a
beneficial outcome and a maximized recovery.
Find out more about your rights when your child is hurt in a daycare by
calling 727.877.1212 and asking for a free case evaluation.